Polymer Science, Series A

Polymer Physics

ISSN: 0965-545X (Print) 1555-6107 (Online)

Description

Polymer Science is published since 1959 under the auspices of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The journal (Series A, B, C) presents original papers and reviews covering all fundamental aspects of macromolecular science. Contributions should be of marked novelty and interest for a broad readership. Articles may be written in English or Russian regardless of country and nationality of authors. Articles in Russian are published simultaneously in the Russian version and as a translation in the English version. All manuscripts are peer reviewed.


Series A includes experimental and theoretical papers and reviews devoted to physicochemical studies of the structure and properties of polymers (12 issues a year).

PEER REVIEW

Polymer Science. Series A is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes over 628 reviewers, both internal and external (95%), from 27 countries. The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 44 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 40 days. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Associate Editor.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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